Stop The Tortorice Annexation

Stop The Tortorice Annexation

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Emily Dir started this petition to Sultan City Council

We have yet to feel the impact of the 900+ homes being built on the basin, and the city is already looking to add more. The issue of increasing traffic has never been addressed. Traffic is creeping higher and higher up Sultan Basin road and farther down highway 2. Ben Howard, and Old Owen are experiencing the same. The new construction will only add to this and now they want to annex more property.  

Our schools are overcrowded and these new 900 families haven’t even arrived yet. The Sultan School District hasn’t established a plan nor has funding been made available for one. Where are these kids going to go to school? 

Our city’s development code is full of loopholes that have yet to be resolved. They only leave Sultan vulnerable to these national builders who are taking advantage of us. This should have been addressed before we considered any sort of development. We need to grow in quality not quantity. We need to bring value to our community, not allow hasty and reckless growth.

The Tortorice annexation brings no added quality to our community. Her annexation only opens the door for yet another housing development. Of her 39 acres only 18 are estimated to be developable. The majority of her property is wetlands and homes a salmon spawning stream. How is this the best use of our money?

We shouldn’t be spending to annex potential new growth when the current growing pains have yet to be addressed. We need to plan thoughtfully, addressing our current infrastructural short comings. These issues will only magnify in our community if we don’t choose to plan thoughtfully, address our current needs.

Join Zoom Meeting August 13th at 7PM 

Meeting ID: 827 3293 3744

Written comments may be mailed to
Andy Galuska, Planning Director
PO Box 1199, Sultan, WA 98294-1199
or via email:

They must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday August 13, 2020.

Copies of the Tortorice Annexation and instructions on remote attendance procedures are available on the City website at

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